Exhibition America to Zanzibar 2016

Arts and Entertainment

June 17, 2016

From: Children's Museum Of Manhattan

Travel the world in a single museum visit! Enjoy innovative hands-on experiences and discover fascinating objects, images and information from over 50 countries.

This family-friend adventure includes plenty of opportunity to have fun while learning about our world. Children can explore ancient trade routes on a two story Indian Ocean dhow (boat) or on a camel. They'll thrill to the excitement of a global market place as they pretend to buy, sell and trade fruit, fish, spice, ceramic, textiles, and rugs.

The exhibit environment is rich with art, architecture and design elements from across the globe. Children and adults alike will marvel at a 3D exploration of mosque architecture from the Maldives to China. Original works by emerging American Muslim artists join traditional art forms including intricately designed tiles, ornate ceramics, and complex patterned rugs. There's even an interactive replica/interpretation of a Pakistani truck, recognized as a "moving work of art" for children to decorate.

Families will also be able to participate in an array of performances, workshops, and demonstrations. They can also compose music using an app featuring the rebana, tabla, kora, oud, ney, and ghijak, listen to stories and view objects shared by local America Muslim families and even learn how to write and say "My name is …" in 21 languages.

After creating popular exhibits on the cultures of Ancient Greece, China and Japan, the Children's Museum is continuing its Cultural Exhibition and Programming Series with this exploration of the world's Muslim cultures.

Age Limit: All Ages.

February 13, 2016 January 31, 2017.

Sunday Friday: 10am 5pm
Saturday; 10am 7pm.

Children and Adults - $12
Seniors (65+) - $8
Children under 12 months - Free
Members - Free.

Children's Museum Of Manhattan
212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024.

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